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“The Scent of Roadkill”

” The Scent of Roadkill”–A thought #process #choices #influence

Recently, I was driving through a narrow, wooded road, when my vehicle encountered the remains of a skunk. The roadkill was still recognizable with its black fur with white stripe along its’ tail. As the day went along, I had to use that same road a few times going back and forth, and I would witness the aftermath of cars, trucks, and other wheeled vehicles upon what became the increasingly unrecognizable carcass of this skunk.

As you can imagine, the smell of skunk is quite distinct both in life, and in death. In an act of defiance the dead animal’s scent and stench not only met those vehicles which crushed it, but the surrounding landscape for several blocks as well.

While my driving by the skunk’s remains were for a few moments, It made me think of the impressions we leave with both our God and those around us on a daily basis in doing this thing called life. We each carry our personal bodily smell. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you or I “stink”; it can be a sign of our individuality from God himself. We cover those up out of respect with soap, colognes, perfumes,etc.

There is also, however, the scent of attitudes towards God and others during those times life is being done to us in the good, and bad. There is a scent coming from each of us spiritually in different seasons of life as God is conforming us into His image.

There are moments where we are being crushed by the weight of destiny and calling in God. We mistake process for punishment and we can smell of unforgiveness, judgment, lack of mercy, impatience. But God is looking for the scents of love, justice, forgiveness and Heaven from His kids. It’s not so much the crushing we meet as it is the scent which meets God, saint and sinner which matters both now and into the aspect of legacy.

At such times of crushing, God wants to reveal the sweet smells of Heaven, which will not only keep you in his love but cause the witnesses of your life to become the motivation for others to pursue the God you and I claim to follow

Heaven is not looking for roadkill. It is looking for living sacrifices who will release the fragrance of Christ again and again–Romans 12:1

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Some Thoughts….

Imagine: God uses ordinary people as vessels of his extraordinary love to teach principalities a lesson–Ephesians 3:10

The sighing, trauma and tears which illustrate our life stories is noted in Heaven’s files.

Living from The “Seated Position” brings rest and confidence –Ephesians 2:6

The Truth is : You fit. It is up to every man to press into God and inquire as to who and where does he fits with

In reality, our past is a failed track record of lives without God and his loving lordship. Yet before our collective past, even before the world’s foundation, Papa God had a plan to redeem our past with all its’ traumas and tears. In spite of ourselves he swallows up the death the past brought into victory. And through the Last Adam’s victory we can live in the present age with overcoming power and look towards the future with rejoicing hope

Establishing eye contact with others can be a powerful way of communicating that we not only recognize their presence, but their humanity as well

A Thought

On the Playing fields of Destiny, endurance is forged and champions are made. It’s not that victors are more favored or loved than the defeated;it’s that they’ve found the key is refusing to quit.